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Blood Drive

Saturday, March 29

Hicksville Gregory Museum Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, April 2

Meet the Psychics

Friday, April 4


March 26, 29, 30

My First Movies

My First Movies is a fun, interactive playdate for toddlers at Broadway Mall. Hosted live by the character Mitten the Kitten, the event is filled with singing, dancing and education elements. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information contact the Broadway Multiplex at 516-935-1313.


March 29

Blood Drive

Join the Sarah Grace Foundation at this blood drive, which is being held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, 28 Carl St. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Matthew Weippert at 516-433-9745 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


April 2

Hicksville Gregory Museum Board of Trustees Meeting

The Hicksville Gregory Museum Board of Trustees will have a meeting at the museum at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 516-822-7505 or visit www.gregorymuseum.org


April 4

Meet the Psychics

Eyes of Learning, a Hicksville based non-profit metaphysical learning and teaching group, will be hosting a program allowing you the opportunity to get up close and personal with our gifted readers, mediums and psychics.  The audience is scheduled to be seated in one of five semi-circles and five psychics will each spend 20 to 25 minutes in each circle before rotating to the next circle. The psychics will tell you a little about themselves and also do readings. By the end of the evening, all attendees will have had the opportunity to interact with all of the psychics. No pre-registration required. Members: $10, non-members: $15. 8 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. For more information visit www.eyesoflearning.org


April 5

British War Veterans of America, Inc. Fundraiser

The British War Veterans of America will be having a fundraiser with Chinese Bingo and other family fun at the VFW Post #3211 at 320 South Broadway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will only be sold in advance and cost $8. For tickets call 516-739-0698.


April 6

Ki-Zingo Fundraiser

There will be a Ki-Zingo fundraiser to benefit the Kismet Shrine Hospital Patient Transportation Fund from 3 to 6 p.m. at Kismet Shrine, at 18 W. Nicholai St. Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants and stores, home and garden items, sports tickets and much more. A $10 donation includes your first two bingo cards and unlimited coffee and cafe. Other snacks will be available for purchase.

Eyes of Learning Spring Festival

Eyes of Learning will be holding their spring festival. There will be raffles, vendors, free lectures, food and the psychic readings. Admission fee of $5. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville.


April 9

Board of Education Meeting

There will be a board of education committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the administration building.

Booster Club Meeting

There will be a meeting of the booster club at Hicksville High School at 7:30 p.m.


April 11

Fashion Show

The Hicksville Fire Department Ladies Auxillary will be holding a fashion show and gift auction at Station 1 Firehouse, located at 20 E. Marie St. Admission is $15 and includes wine, cheese and crackers. Raffle tickets will be sold separately and a gift auction will take place throughout the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Limited seating, reservations are a must. For reservations or information call Bonnie at 516-578-8173 or Laura at 516-681-2104.

Sarah Grace Foundation Fundraiser

The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer, Inc. will be holding their 11th annual Night of Laughter. Comedian Rick Morgan will host the event, which features the stand-up comedy of Isaacs and Baker, John Consoli, Lori Grasman and Hiram Kasten. The show will be held at Milleridge Cottage at 585 N. Broadway in Jericho. Tickets are $75 per person and includes admission, show, dinner, drinks and dessert. Advance raffle packages are also available for $25. Advance purchase is required. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. The benefit fundraiser will support the programs and activities of the Hicksville-based organization. For more information call 516-433-9745 or visit www.TheSarahGraceFoundation.org

News

Dutch Lane Elementary School teacher Jaimie Fleschner went from the classroom to the pitcher’s mound recently, winning KJOY’s “Best Teacher On Long Island” contest.  

 

Fleschner still doesn’t know who nominated her for the contest and only found out she had been entered after she got a phone call from the radio station. 

 

“They told me I was nominated and I was completely shocked and flattered. It was a great feeling,” says Fleschner. 

Dance has a variety of benefits for children. Just like other sports like soccer, tennis or basketball, it promotes good health, emotional and mental stability.

The Dance Place in Hicksville is the brainchild of former dancer, Miana DeLucia. As a child, DeLucia found relief in her local dance studio. She says, “When I was young, my brother was very sick. I used to go to the studio just to get away. There, I found my passion and it became like a second home to me. It was my safe place.”


Sports

At 6 a.m. on a blustery Saturday morning 1,600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay triathlon and tri- relay race. The participants were from all over Long Island, some from upstate NY, a few from out of state and were all ages and some even with disabilities but all came with one goal in mind, to finish.

The course starts out as a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, then a 9.3 mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove neck which is very hilly but finishes with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish. Then the riders have one more leg of the race which is 3.2 mile run through Mill Neck and Brookville, up to Planting Fields Arboretum and back down to Roosevelt Park to the finish line.

Second year head coach Rob Carroll is encouraged by what he has seen from the Hicksville Comets in the preseason. For this reason, he feels the team is better than their preseason ranking of No. 13.

“Last year was a tough year for us,” he said in regards to their 1-7 season. “But we improved as it went on and played in some very competitive games.”

The team ended a 15-game losing streak last season with a 26-19 victory over Uniondale.  They also were barely edged 20-14 by Hempstead on a last minute score. The rest of the games featured several lopsided scores, which is why Carroll believes the team is being overlooked.


Calendar

BOE Meeting

September 10

HHS Class of 1954 Reunion

September 12, 13

Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show

September 14



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com